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The best way to cut your fresh flower stems

September 7, 2020 5:28 pm

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Receiving a beautiful bunch of flowers from a friend or loved one can cheer up any person’s day. The wonderful colours and aromas that they produce for weeks on end adds some joy to your home. A Tewkesbury Florist like The Flower Shed can help you out with fresh cut flowers for all your special occasions, or to simply brighten up your room and they also have some advice for the best way to increase longevity of your flowers but cutting them correctly to fit into your vase at home.

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You can use either a knife or pair of scissors, it doesn’t really matter which as long as they are sharp. You should always cut the stem of the flower on an angle as this allows the plant to absorb water when in the vase. When the stem is cut straight it can sit on the bottom of the vase and water can be prevented from entering the flower stem. You should cut as little as possible when you first receive your flowers as you may find that after a few days you need to cut a little more off to freshen up the end of the flower. You should also cut the stems underwater as when out of water it causes air to build up in the stem which can slow down how much water the flower can absorb.

 

Taking some time to cut your flowers in the right way will help to increase the amount of time that they stay fresh in your vase for.

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